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Religious Freedom

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 27th June 2018.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will discuss with the Secretary of State for International Development the introduction and implementation of strategies to protect the right to freedom of religion or belief in countries which have severe societal or governmental restrictions on that right.

Photo of Mark Field Mark Field Minister of State

Defending the right to freedom of religion or belief remains a top priority for this Government. Ministers and officials from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the Department for International Development (DFID) regularly discuss strategies and approaches to supporting this universal human right.

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